Derry’s senior hurlers confirmed their status in Division 2B of the Allianz League following a comfortable win against Roscommon at Owenbeg on Saturday.
Gerald Bradley scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half, which pushed the Oak Leafers into an unassailable fifteen-point lead. A gap that remained in place by the final whistle.
Derry had laid the groundwork for victory in the opening period, racing into a 0-10 to 0-3 lead by the 30th minute, thanks in part to three points from John Mullan.
A further three points before the end of the half helped the Oak Leafers to an eight-point half-time lead. They rounded off victory with a degree of comfort in the second half, out-scoring the Connachtmen by 1-13 to 0-9 after the break.
Cormac O’Doherty too-scored with 0-7 as Derry secured the two league points required to maintain their Division 2B status.
The Christy Ring Cup is next on the horizon.
Teams and scorers
Derry: Oisin O’Doherty; Conor McAllister, Brian Óg McGilligan, Darragh McCloskey; Sean Cassidy, Conor Kelly, Meehaul McGrath; John Mullan (0-5), Gerald Bradley (1-2), Mark McGuigan (0-1), Cormac O’Doherty (0-7), Richie Mullan (0-1), Odhran McKeever (0-4), Shea Cassidy (0-1), Sé McGuigan (0-3)
Subs: Deaghlán Foley (0-2) for Shea Cassidy (half-time), Brendan Laverty for Richie Mullan (52), Ruairí McWilliams for Cormac O’Doherty (52), Alan Grant for Sé McGuigan (52), Cathair McGilligan for Darragh McCloskey (59)
Roscommon: Enda Lawless; Paul Dolan, Darren Fallon, Naos Connaughton; Eoghan Costello (0-2), Shane Naughton, Peter Kellehan; Ben McGahon, Eoin Coyle; Cathal Dolan (0-10), Jason Kilkenny, Conall Kennelly; Mathew Comerford, Conor Mulry, Michael Brennan
Subs: Cathal Kenny (0-1) for Connell Kennelly (18), Cormac Coyle for Matthew Comerford (18), Oisín Kelly for Michael Brennan (31), Pat Nolan for Paul Dolan (44), Diarmuid Treacy for Conor Mulry (52), Trevor Fallon for Eoin Coyle (52), Darragh Heavey for Jason Kilkenny (54).
Referee: Colum Cunning (Antrim)
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